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Ice Fishing: Finding Fish on a New Lake…

Heading north on Route 93 toward New Hampshire, we were tired, asking ourselves if the long drive would be worth it, but we were determined. On a warmer than average day on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, my friend Josh and I had decided to take an ice-fishing trip up north to ...

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Montauk Jumbo Jamboree…

Big sea bass and porgies fly under the radar at The End of Long Island. “50 Ways To…” I make reference to the Paul Simon song in order to make a point about the many options available to boat anglers in Montauk’s waters. Of course, the surf is famous for ...

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Featured Lure: The Original Flatfish…

The classic Flatfish is a lure that is recognizable on sight. If you have spent any time on the water at all, chances are you’ve seen or used this banana shaped lure at some point in your life. If not, then surely your father or grandfather has. The Flatfish was ...

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Beach Driving…

Enjoy the fun and good fishing that comes when you take your truck onto the beach. With rods strapped to the roof, a grill tied down on the tailgate and sand under the tires, it promises to be a perfect evening. As the truck makes the turn off the trail ...

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Look Back At Cape Cod’s Fish Traps…

Take a step back in time with Cape Cod’s weir fishermen As a young boy on Cape Cod, I could often be found exploring nearby waters, searching for fish. Freshwater species were my primary targets, as saltwater required transportation to good fishing spots. The fish I caught, though exciting at ...

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First Tracks to Cape Cod Holdovers…

I was kneeling in 8 inches of fresh powder—trying to lessen the effect of the wind on my fly line when retrieving from the high bank—when I looked around as the white-washed salt marsh and began to wonder why the hell I was still out there. I’d been there for ...

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Explore A Slice of Fishing Heaven On Jamaica Bay…

In the shadow of skyscrapers sits the artificial estuary known as Jamaica Bay It’s pretty darn cool to throw poppers on a mud flat for big stripers while 747s take off and land so close that it’s a little unnerving. So is fishing with the New York City skyline in ...

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New York Sporting License Buyers – Beware of Opportunistic Websit…

by New York State Department of Environmental Conservation | January 5, 2017 | Freshwater, Saltwater. Anglers and hunters should be aware of at least two currently active non-DEC websites where one can, purportedly, purchase a fishing license, hunting license or receive hunter education training that meets New York requirements: Fishinglicense.orgHunting-license.org ...

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Four Knots You Need To Know…

by OTW Staff | January 4, 2017 | Freshwater, How-To, Saltwater, Surfcasting. Poorly tied knots are the main reason why many big fish gain their freedom before reaching the net. Master these four simple knots, and you’ll be prepared when you finally encounter Mr. Big. The Dropper Loop: This knot ...

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Featured Lure: PK Lures Flutter Fish…

The Flutter Fish’s visual effect and vibration mimic a dying baitfish almost perfectly. The first attribute I look for in a lure is obviously its ability to catch fish. The second thing I look for is versatility. Can the lure be used in multiple situations for multiple species, at different ...

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